Khawaja top-scored with 171 while Shaun Marsh finished unbeaten on 98 after Steve Smith fell for 83 as Australia built a substantial lead on Day 4.
Ashes 2017: England prevent whitewash at Melbourne against Australia in a result that really does matter
That England won’t lose every game in this Ashes series represents a turnaround. That is how bad things had got. The series had gone, but this result mattered.
Ashes 2017: If England and Australia were to sit down for a bridge-building Christmas dinner, here's how it will go
After a so-far bad-tempered Ashes series, England have invited their Australian counterparts for a festive meal to let bygones be bygones. Hosted by Ian Chappell and Ian Botham.
Almost inadvertently, Smith has eradicated the LBW or bowled dismissals from his game with a shuffle across the stumps. It contradicts the mechanism of batting.
Ashes 2017: England’s Alastair Cook, James Anderson and Stuart Broad need to stand up to avoid defeat at WACA farewell
Unless Cook, Anderson and Broad can collectively conjure up performances reminiscent of their thoroughbred status, England’s already slim Ashes hopes will soon be drowned
Ashes 2017: England bowlers prepared well for Australian conditions, but failed to adapt to situations in Adelaide Test
After defeats at Brisbane and Adelaide, Perth will present England one final chance to keep the series alive.